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What to Know About Making a Career Change During a Divorce

Divorce brings a lot of change to your life. There are some cases in which people may feel as if divorce is a perfect time to make a fresh start in their careers, as well.

It may sound like a bit much to attempt to make a career change during a divorce, but it can be done. The timing makes sense for some people when you consider this a time of life where you re-evaluate what makes you happy, the goals you want to set for your future and how you can take control over your life moving forward.

Below are a few reasons why some people may seek career changes during the divorce process:

  • Beneficial to children: A new career might not only benefit your mindset and your bank account, but it may also benefit your children. You could find a job that has fewer travel or overtime requirements, allows you to work remotely or has more benefits, all of which can give you more time to spend with your children and be able to co-parent more effectively.
  • Greater purpose: Many people find taking on a new position in a field they care about in the wake of a divorce can give them more drive and confidence, along with a greater sense of purpose in their lives.
  • Greater independence: If you had previously been a stay-at-home parent, the greater financial independence and responsibility can not only open up more doors for you, but also reflect well on you in court.

For further guidance related to making a career change during a divorce, speak with an experienced Minneapolis divorce lawyer at Appelhof, Pfeifer & Hart, P.A.

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